Brooks Conrad moved to second

Updated: October 3, 2010, 11:38 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Braves manager Bobby Cox is moving Brooks Conrad from third base to second base for the regular-season finale against Philadelphia after Conrad made crucial throwing errors in losses the previous two days.

Omar Infante is moving from second base to third for the Braves, who enter Sunday's game against Philadelphia tied with San Diego for the NL wild card.

Conrad's errors on throws to second base led to a combined seven unearned runs in 11-5 and 7-0 losses to the Phillies on Friday and Saturday. Cox says he is making the change for Conrad's "peace of mind."

Conrad played most of his minor league career at second base.

The Braves can earn their first postseason berth since 2005 with a victory Sunday and a Padres loss in San Francisco.


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